Guðbjartur Hannesson

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Guðbjartur Hannesson
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Minister of Health
In office
2 September 2010 – 31 December 2010
Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
Preceded by Álfheiður Ingadóttir
Succeeded by Kristján Þór Júlíusson
Personal details
Born (1950-06-03)3 June 1950
Akranes, Iceland
Died 23 October 2015(2015-10-23) (aged 65)
Akranes, Iceland
Political party Social Democratic Alliance

Guðbjartur Hannesson (3 June 1950 – 23 October 2015) was an Icelandic politician and was welfare minister. He is affiliated with the Social Democratic Alliance (Samfylkingin).[1]

He won a seat in parliament for the Social Democratic Alliance in 2007. In September 2010 he was appointed Minister for Social Affairs and Health and was charged with merging his department with the Ministry of Labour and create a new Ministry for Welfare from January 2011.[2]

After the parliamentary election 27 April 2013 there was a change of government and on 23 May Eygló Harðardóttir became the new welfare minister, while Kristjáni Þór Júlíussyni became minister of Health. He died on October 23, 2015 after a very short battle with cancer.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Álfheiður Ingadóttir
Minister of Health
2 September 2010 – 31 December 2010
Succeeded by
Kristján Þór Júlíusson
Preceded by
Árni Páll Árnason
Social Affairs and Social Security
2 September 2010 – 31 December 2010
Succeeded by
no one
Preceded by
no one
Minister of Welfare
1 January 2011 – 23 May 2013
Succeeded by
Kristján Þór Júlíusson
Minister of Health
Eygló Harðardóttir
Minister of Social Affairs and Housing